Organic Matcha Latte


I've really loved getting into my green tea recently and although a cup of the hot stuff does do great things for your body, nothing compares to Green Matcha. 

 Rather than with the brewed water in tea, Green Matcha allows you to get the benefits from the entire leaf. In terms of the benefits, I've read that it's up to 10 times better than just having the tea - so that says a lot!

 Some of the main benefits you gain from Green Matcha are that it calms & relaxes, helps you fight against viruses and bacteria, rich in fibre, lowers your cholesterol, it's rich in antioxidants and also boosts your metabolism. 

 From my experience of using Green Matcha mixed in my Green Smoothies and in the Latte form (see below), I have a lot more energy throughout the day and my hunger pangs are kept at bay too. 



So I thought I'd share with you a quick recipe to make your very own Green Matcha Lattes. I got my Green Matcha from Kiss Me Organics and  it comes in quite a good sized pouch so it lasts for ages.

You'll need:
1 tsp Green Matcha powder
1/4 cup of boiling water
3/4 cup of Almond Milk
Honey or Sweetener to your preference



Mix the Green Matcha with the boiling water until smooth, then add your hot milk and sweetener. How simple! 

We Are Tea


I have always hated tea. 

It's been difficult to explain to the many British tea lovers out there, but for me, tea literally made me gag. I don't know what it was that did it but I just could not stomach the stuff. 

However, that is now a thing of the past. 

 We Are Tea has transformed my view on tea and I can't get enough of the stuff. There's no weird after taste and I actually look forward to having tea time now. 

Daintea is a slimming tea that tastes amazing. I like to have one of these in the morning and then again around half 3. They help to curb my appetite and give me a bit more energy just in time for the gym after work. 

I also got to try the Moroccan Mint Green tea which is lovely for those times you need something to just perk you up. It's very refreshing and I like to have a cup on those nights where I'm resting from the gym. 

And lastly, Serenitea is something I bought to settle myself before bed. I go through stages where getting to sleep is somewhat of a task, I get riddled with nightmares and even have to sleep with the light on just to settle. So I bought this in the hope that it would help and if I'm totally honest it has helped a little bit. I do feel calmer and I think that's a combination of the ingredients and also the time I take out to just sit in bed with a warm cup of tea. 

I'm really enjoying exploring the We Are Tea range and I'm definitely going to be a repeat buyer of this brand, especially the Daintea tea bags. 

Have you tried We Are Tea before?




Buff





Yes - another Illasqua lipstick!

This time in the form of a creamy greige/brown shade called Buff

Having just dyed my hair a bit darker, I was really keen to see how this lipstick looked on. It gives you that 90's grunge feel that looks absolutely stunning! 

I can definitely see myself rocking this for a girls night out, giving a different look to my usual nude or red lipstick I always turn to. 

If you love brown lipsticks then this is definitely worth a purchase. 








Test


By now you'll know that Illamasqua is my new lipstick soulmate!

I literally cannot help myself. The sale has been pretty amazing this year and I nabbed this beauty for only £9.80!

Test is an absolutely beautiful nudey/pink lipstick from Illamasqua and It rivals that of Climax in how much I love it. It's creamy with a slight matte finish that I can't get enough of. 

I just don't see lipsticks getting better than these. I know that's a big statement to make, but when you find a brand that really works for you it's difficult to imagine that any will beat it. 

What do you think? 




True Love with NYX







Can you tell that I love lipsticks yet?

I've really liked NYX as a brand for a while now after trying out another of their lipsticks at the Pro Beauty event in Manchester a few years ago. So it came as no surprise that when these landed in my hand I was going to find them irresistible too. 

Yes, another gift from Elliot (he obviously knows me well) this trio of True Love Butter Lipsticks is ideal for those days where you don't want to go overboard with your make up but still want to feel like you've made an effort. As for the 'butter' element of these lipsticks, they're super creamy, glide on and show no sign of ever drying out my lips when I wear them all day at work. 

Really impressed by this little set and it's perfect for somebody you know that has a love for all things lipstick.







SlenderToxTea




Teatoxes are everywhere at the moment and I think it can be quite hard to find one that suits you and your lifestyle.

So when I got to try SkinnyTeaTox for 2 weeks I was slightly aprehensive. 
However, this anti-tea girl may have just been converted. SlenderTeaTox is a 14 day detox tea plan that consists of formulas for morning and night time brews. 

There are a few benefits to adding this to your healthy lifestyle including;
  • Aids weight loss
  • Increases energy
  • Metabolism efficiency
  • Colon cleansing

The tea also contains the following;

Hawthorn Grain, Red Bean, Sterling Bean, Radish Leaf, Camelia Seed, Camelia Flower, Green Tea and Fennel Seeds. 

 I needn't have worried as the results are well worth it. When I say worth it, I mean experiencing some of the side effects that come with drinking this tea, so as a warning before you try these, they do have a slight laxative effect which explains why they recommend starting up your TeaTox on a weekend -joy!

But like I said, the results speak for themselves. I've lost 6lbs in 2 weeks and I couldn't be more chuffed! I would definitely buy these again as they don't make you cut out any meals and it just becomes part of your routine for a fortnight. They taste ok for a non-tea person like myself, so if you're not a tea person then you simply add a slice of lemon to your cup and it's as right as rain. 

Have you tried a TeaTox yet? I'd love to hear about your results.